Photographers! Stop using on-camera lights for your lighting!!! Especially if you’re working alongside a videographer. I mean, more than likely, if you are working with a good videographer they will have a light on a stand that both of yall can benefit from. With that being said, here are the top 3 ways to use an on-camera light. However, I do want to touch on why you shouldn’t use the light on your camera.
- First, you need to learn off-camera flash. If you’re a legit photographer, you need to learn on and off-camera flash. “I’m an only natural light photographer”
- Second, putting the light on your camera does not give consistent lighting
- Next, the subject looking right at the light can cause unflattering responses.
- If you are working with a videographer, we HATE having the light turn off and on, along with the light moving around.
So let’s get into some better ways to use the light. This light is from GVM. Link in the description. Here are a few quick specs.
GVM 7SM Double-Sided Mini On-Camera Bicolor & RGB LED Video Light Key Features
- Color Temperature: 2700-6500K; CRI: 97
- Dual-Sided, Compact & Lightweight Design
- RGB on One Side, Bicolor on Other
- 0-100% Dimming, Bluetooth App Control
- USB Type-C Rechargeable Battery
- Detachable Diffuser Included
- Charging Cable & Shoe Mount Included
How To Properly Use an On-Camera LED Light
- Don’t put the light on your camera. Put it on a light stand. This will give way more control over how the light looks.
- Backlight lighting for subjects. Hair light. Etc.
- Remove shadows on a background or spaces
- Props such as the police light or party light